Health Tips fo Couples Series - Post 6

I’m sure you’re aware of how important regular exercise is for your health, but do you know why it’s so beneficial to exercise with your partner?

Some of the reasons you should get together and sweat it out include:

Quality Time:

Exercising together gives you plenty of one-on-one time that fits both of your schedules!

Safety:

Having someone else to work out with gives you a second set of eyes on your form! They also are available to spot you and ensure you are doing moves safely.

Motivation:

You partner should already be a source of motivation for you and receiving encouragement and praise throughout a work out from them will amplify your desire to keep at it!

Respect:

Just as having your partner there for you shows they respect you, being there for them relays the same message. Taking care of your body is one of the most obvious ways to showing your life partner that you want to be your best for them!

A Bonding Experience:

Exercising releases chemicals in the brain that stimulate feelings of happiness and reduce stress! This helps you AND your relationship!

You could always get a gym membership at a local gym or you could choose to look into studios that offer specific exercises like cycling, rock climbing, crossfit, water aerobics, kickboxing, zumba, running clubs, and boot camps. There are SO many different options to explore which can be exciting, yet overwhelming. (I'm a bit partial to water aerobics!)

If you aren’t ready to get a membership or join a class, there are many online resources available to get your workout in on your own time, whenever works for you.

Check out some of these platforms for at-home workouts I've found:

http://www.bodyrock.tv

https://www.youtube.com/user/BeFit?feature=watch

https://www.youtube.com/user/efit30?feature=watch

http://www.sparkpeople.tv

https://www.fitnessblender.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/HomeFitnessTV

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